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LEARN ABOUT YOUR HEART

Here you can read different articles our doctors have been part of or published themselves.

They are related to things such as cardiac disease, treatment,

surgery, heart devices, health tips and more.

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July 26, 2021

"A study showed that people with type A or B blood were 51% more likely to develop blood clots in the veins and 47% more likely to develop blood clots in the lungs," says Leann Poston. "Specifically, type A blood puts you at 6% higher risk of heart disease; Type B with a 15% higher risk; and Type AB puts one at 23% higher risk," says Hoang P Nguyen, MemorialCare.

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HOANG NGUYEN, M.D.

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August 3, 2021

The study does not suggest that people with CVD who do not already drink start doing so. Interventional cardiologist Dr. Hoang Nguyen — who was not involved in the study — told MNT:

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Hoang P Nguyen, M.D.

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September 22, 2021

 “This [study] gives us a lot more ammunition and a lot more certainty that we should be more aggressive in controlling atherosclerosis risk factors [in] patients or even the general population."

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Hoang P Nguyen, M.D.

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May 15, 2021

Dr. Nikhil Warrier, the medical director of electrophysiology at Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, said the procedure “is an attractive option for closure or litigation in patients who are at high risk for stroke and not ideal candidates for long-term blood thinners.”

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NIKHIL WARRIER, M.D.

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June 3, 2021

Nikhil Warrier, MD, cardiac electrophysiologist and medical director of electrophysiology at Memorial Care Heart & Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center, tells Verywell that previous research does support this relationship between stress and cardiovascular issues. 

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NIKHIL WARRIER, M.D.

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September 29, 2021

 "You may see stories of young athletes who collapse on the court or field and die—some of them have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy." Dr. Nguyen says that not everyone who has the condition will die suddenly. But, he adds, "the risk is there."

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Hoang P Nguyen, M.D.

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HDL, on the other hand, is seen as the body’s superhero because it clears up the bad cholesterol. Dr. Greenfield compares it to garbage disposal: “HDL is the sanitation truck that picks up the garbage, and the garbage is the LDL.” To extend the metaphor further, HDL is more like a dedicated recycler who picks up discarded junk and transports it to someone who can turn it into treasure: “It can pick up cholesterol from the blood and blood vessels and carry it to the liver so the liver can use that cholesterol to make bile, vitamin D, and other necessary products that we need to live,” Dr. Greenfield says. “It also carries cholesterol to the gonads and adrenal glands so they can synthesize hormones. And if that wasn’t enough, HDL may help with our immunity and help us to fight infections.”

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Medical Prescription

“These things have been shown not to be true,” said Dr. Robert Greenfield, a cardiologist, lipidologist, and medical director of noninvasive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation at MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. “Statins are safe.”

That being said, it’s not uncommon to have no warning signs before a heart attack, Dr. Patel says. “Some people may be fortunate enough to have warning signs like dizziness, but not everyone does,” he says. That’s why, “if you have a family history of heart disease, you should get checked out,” Dr. Patel says

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There are non‐randomized data about the benefits of Impella use in the setting of cardiogenic shock. However, limited data exist to help guide clinicians about whether in the context of the intervention the device should be implanted early or late; how long the device should stay in; and how the mode of explant should be.

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STORIES AND DISCUSSION OF MEDICINE

To view Dr. Nguyen's discussion, click here!

To hear Jacqueline's story with AFib's, click here!

To find out more about how surgery can lower the risk of strokes in people with Heart Arrhythmia, click here!

YOU SHOULD BE DOING THESE THREE TYPES OF CARDIO

The oxidative pathway is highly adaptive, says Sanjiv Patel, M.D., cardiologist at Memorial Care Heart & Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, CA. That means the more you use it, the better it works. Anyone who's ever done a couch-to-5K knows this phenomenon to be true. "Oxidative pathway (or aerobic) training can have excellent benefits to the heart and fat loss," he says. (See: You Don't Need to Do Cardio to Lose Weight-But There's a Catch)

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